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Little contest in Egyptian election

Millions cast votes, and most appear to be for Mubarak

By Thanassis Cambanis
Globe Staff / September 8, 2005

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FAYOUM, Egypt -- Millions of voters mobilized by the government flocked to polling stations across Egypt yesterday, most of them apparently casting their ballots for President Hosni Mubarak. Amid a sea of ruling party propaganda that included sound trucks, posters, and nearly ubiquitous Mubarak boosters at polling stations, the country's first-ever contested presidential election appeared anything but competitive. (Full article: 1080 words)

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